Processing Your Payment

Please do not leave this page until complete. This can take a few moments.

January 26, 2016

Rockies commit to Yard Goats through 2018

Contributed Chompers, left, and Chew Chew, the new Hartford Yard Goats mascots.

The Colorado Rockies have announced a player-development contract extension for another two years with the Hartford Yard Goats. It will keep the two teams together through the 2018 season.

The Colorado Rockies, a National League Major League Baseball team based in Denver, provides the Yard Goats with players and coaching staff each season. The original agreement signed in the fall of 2014 was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2016 season.

This is the first season the team is playing under the Yard Goats moniker. It was formerly known as the New Britain Rock Cats before relocating to Hartford. The team’s Hartford home opener has been delayed until at least May 31 because of ongoing problems with the construction of Dunkin’ Donuts stadium just north of downtown Hartford.

The Yard Goats will begin their inaugural season on April 7 in Richmond, Va., against the San Francisco Giants affiliate, the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

Sign up for Enews


Order a PDF